Dog Seen Running From Gorilla At San Diego Zoo Safely Reunited With Owner

A California canine’s completely bananas journey has come to a contented ending.

The canine, whose transient however scary stint cavorting contained in the San Diego Zoo’s gorilla enclosure made nationwide headlines, has been reunited together with his proprietor, the San Diego Humane Society stated in an announcement despatched to HuffPost. Previously nicknamed “Mighty Joe Young” as a nod to his nice ape encounter, the mischievous canine’s actual title is Meatball.

Last week, guests and zookeepers on the San Diego Zoo have been shocked to see that the free canine had made his method into the gorilla enclosure. Video from onlookers even confirmed one of many gorillas chasing the canine round in a second some feared may flip ugly.

Fortunately, workers members on the zoo have been capable of maintain the gorilla away as San Diego Humane Society staff retrieved the canine. The animal shelter had deliberate to place him up for adoption if his household couldn’t be discovered, however Meatball’s proprietor got here ahead and reclaimed him over the weekend.

The group stated they “we’re so completely happy to see him return house!” and famous that he was cleared by veterinarians and neutered heading out of the shelter. The ordeal has additionally prompted some elevated safety for Meatball.

“Meatball’s household was capable of match their yard with a trolley system so he’s capable of run and discover with out the chance of wandering from house once more sooner or later,” the assertion stated.

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